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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Athens Banner-Herald
Five days after the brother of an Athens preacher was found buried in a remote forest outside Ocala, Fla., authorities have not filed homicide charges nor released how the man was slain. Floyd "Andy" Parrish, 46, was reported missing on Jan. 3 by his brother, the Rev. Comment?
Thursday Jan 8 | via CNN
It could be weeks before the public knows if 11- and 15-year-old sisters will be charged as adults in the shooting death of their brother, as a Florida prosecutor has 30 days to make his next move in the fratricide case. At a Wednesday news conference, State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said the teens will be detained 21 days, plus an additional nine days -- one at a facility in Ocala, the other at a Gainesville detention facility -- while he makes his decision on what charges they will ultimately face and whether they will be treated as juveniles or adults. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 30 | via MassLive.com
A 23-year-old Texas man, apparently upset that his girlfriend wasn't going to be moving to live with him, spent 15 hours on Christmas Eve driving from Texas to Florida where he shot the girl's parents and eventually himself. Preston Pollard, of Venus, Texas, apparently killed the girl's father, Richard Hutson, 36, of Marion Oaks, Fla. Comment?
Monday Dec 29 | via The Bradenton Times
This scene may be wild west reenactors shown during a performance at the Six Gun Territory theme park in Ocala, Florida, but a shootout like this one happened in downtown Palmetto in 1897. We have all heard of the Wild West, where high noon sometimes indicated the commencement of a shootout between "the law" and out-of-control cowboys. Comment?
Monday Dec 29 | via WESH-TV
A 23-year-old man is dead after a shooting at the Spring Manor Apartments in Ocala, according to police. WHY THEY SAY HE SUDDENLY STOPPED AND RAN OFF. Comment?
Friday Dec 26 | via St. Augustine Record
Fire officials say a 6-year-old girl is dead and two of her siblings are in critical condition following a fire in their Jacksonville apartment. Firefighters found a man and a child in the bathtub, apparently trying to shield themselves from the smoke. Comment?
Dec 25, 2014 | via Northwest Florida Daily News
A Marion County man is dead and his wife seriously injured following an early Christmas morning shooting. Comment?
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